Foreign Breed Society (UK)

Foreign Breed Shows & Classes

A list of events holding extensive Foreign Breed classes (more than one in hand and one ridden FB class), County Shows holding Foreign Breed classes OR holding FBS Qualifying classes. Exhibitors requiring breeds specific events, should contact their various breed societies. 
Shows after 1st August (2018) will be qualifiers for the 2019 FBS Championship Show, unless prior permission received from FBS for 2018 qualification to be valid.
12th August - Equifest - USA-UK World Breeds Ring.
East of England Showground, Peterborough.
Advance entries ONLY. Late entries can be taken from catalogued horses only, up to 4pm the day before at the Equifest main office.

(Showing under USA-UK Show Rules, American) 
2018 FBS qualifying show: cards will be available on the showground.
16th August - Denbigh & Flint Show (Flintshire). 
(FBS Affiliated [FBS2018-B007] Showing under FBS Show Rules, English) 2018 FBS Qualifying show.
17th - 19th August - Iberian Performance Show
2018 FBS Qualifying show. 
19th August - HOPE Championship Show & Best of the Best finals, held at Onley GEC, Rugby
FBS Affiliated [FBS2018-B005] 2018 FBS Qualifying show. 
25 - 26th August - Leicestershire County Show, Market Harleborough. 
(FBS Affiliated [FBS2018-B010]2018 FBS Qualifying show.
29th August - 1st September - CHAPS UK Championship Show: Arena UK, Grantham. 2018 FBS Qualifying show.
30th August (Thursday) - Bucks County Show, 
FBS Affiliated [FBS2018-B008] 2018 FBS Qualifying show:
last chance to qualify for the 2018 FBS Championships! 
1st & 2nd September - Dorset County Show: Dorchester Showground. 2018 FBS Qualifying show. 
16th September - Foreign Breeds Society Championship Show.
Onley GEC, Rugby. 
20th September (Thursday) - Thame Horse & Country Show: Oxfordshire
2019 FBS Qualifying show.


21st April - Fjord Fun Show, The College EC, Keysoe, Beds.
Join their Facebook group for more details:
HOPE Spring, Summer & Championship Shows - dates to be confirmed.
Warwickshire/Rugby Area.

5th May - APHS Kent Foreign Breed Festival
Willow Farm, Faversham, Kent.

26th May - USA-UK May Festival Show: Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire. 
29th May - 1st June June Royal Bath & West Show
 (Iberian Classes)
2nd June - Iberian & Foreign Breed Festival: Pachesham EC, Surrey. 


6th - 8th June - Royal Cornwall Show: Wadebridge, Cornwall. 



18th & 19th June - Cheshire County Show: Knutsford, Cheshire. 
2018 FBS Qualifying show. 
26th & 27th June - Royal Norfolk Show


21st July - APHS London Counties Horse Show.
Pachesham EC,Surrey.
19th - 21st July - Royal Lancashire Show
24th - 26th July - New Forest Counties Show: Brokenhurst, Hampshire.
2018 FBS Qualifying show. 
1st September - Equifest - USA-UK World Breeds Ring.
East of England Showground, Peterborough.
"Any shows wishing to be included, please send details of your event to the webmaster or fill out contact form below.

Shows holding 3 or more FB classes may be added to this list, or 2 classes and a championship, or can be included if they are qualifiers for the FBS Championship Show (see show affiliation form) and include the following in their schedule:

"This class(or classes X to Y) is a qualifier for the 2018/2019 as appropriate) FBS Championship Show and will be judged under FBS American (or English, as appropriate) Rules - details"
If shows hold 3 or more Foreign Breed classes and are affiliated to FBS we are happy to not only include their details on the diary list above but also a pdf file of their schedule at the bottom of this page, plus offer inclusion in our Annual (see show affiliation form)

(This following statement is not needed in wording of your schedule)
Judges should familiarise themselves with the Judging & Showing Booklet, in particular to take note that there is NO stripping of horses in performance classes (whether judging under "English" or "American" style). Stripping MAY be done in championships (if there is sufficient time) but competitors should be forewarned of this in the schedule. If the horse has already been presented in an in hand class, then the conformation marks should stand for the day (e.g. in Championships).
Whips - there are no written whip rules, BUT all harness horses MUST be shown with whips (by the driver) In ridden classes dressage whips ARE allowed by some breeds, (again, whether the class is run under "English" or "American" rules) - for example both the Morgan Horse and the American Saddlebred Horse competitor are allowed to carry whips (up to 39 inches - so in effect a schooling whip), whilst the Friesian Horse can carry a cane, but NOT a schooling whip.
The Judging and Showing booklet is easily downloaded from the website ( and we urge any show organisers to point their judges in this direction if they are judging under FBS rules. Paper copies are available upon request, for a small fee to cover cost of printing and postage.
FBS Show Affiliation Form
Show affiliaiton form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [101.1 KB]

2018 Championship Show

Sunday 16th September 2018 at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex, Near Rugby, CV23 8AJ.


Sponsorship opportunities available for individual classes, group championships and ring sponsorship. 

Programme advertising and trade stands available - contact one of the Committee for more details. Schedule can be viewed below.

Timetable for the 2018 FBS (UK) Championship Show
2018 FBS show timetable.pdf
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2018 Championship Show Schedule
Foreign Breeds Champs Show A4 2018.pdf
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Join us today!

FBS Membership form.pdf
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Membership is welcomed from ALL parties interested in promoting ALL Foreign Breeds in the UK, both on an individual basis, a company basis or a breed group basis.


ANY foreign breed class, at ANY show, can be a qualifier for the FBS Championship Show - remember to print off your Qualifying Card to take it with you and to get it signed at the show.

QUALIFYING CARD - Print off and take with you to shows to get signed!
FBS Qualifying Card 2018.pdf
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If you wish to affiliate your SHOW to FBS, simply complete and return the form below.

Affiliation Form for shows wanting to affiliate their Foreign Breed classes to the Foreign Breed Society
Show affiliaiton form.pdf
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